California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and the
University of California, Irvine (UCI) Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
PARTNERSHIP FOR CANCER HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH
The Partnership for Cancer Health Disparities Research is comprised of California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and the University of California, Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCI-CFCCC). The Partnership will fund a sixth pilot research project that addresses cancer health disparities in spring 2016.
You are invited to submit an application for a pilot research project that is responsive to the Partnership’s goals. The project may be in any research discipline – e.g., basic, clinical, prevention, control, behavioral, community-based participatory, or population. The Partnership particularly encourages minority investigators from both institutions to apply and to involve minority students in the projects. One project will be selected based on the criteria listed below.
Review Criteria: Proposals must:
Concept Paper: For investigators who do not have an established working relationship with a faculty member at the other campus, the first step of the application process will be submission of a one-page concept paper by an investigator at CSUF or UCI. The concept paper should include the name of the project, the name and experience of the investigator, the research hypothesis and aims, how the research addresses cancer health disparities, and a brief summary of the methods. Upon receipt of the concept paper, the Partnership’s PIs and members of the Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) will attempt to identify a Co-Leader at the other campus. Once that is accomplished, the PIs will facilitate meetings between the investigators to develop a pilot research project proposal.
If you already have a working relationship with an investigator and plan to revise and resubmit a proposal to the Partnership, a concept paper is not necessary. However please send an email indicating that you plan to resubmit.
Review Process: The IAC will conduct reviews of the pilot projects. The IAC is made up of senior faculty members at CSUF and UCI. If IAC members do not have the appropriate scientific expertise, ad hoc reviewers will be solicited. The reviewers will prepare written critiques using the NIH scoring system (1-9) for scientific merit. Applicants will be asked to provide written responses to the critiques. After prioritizing the proposals, the IAC will forward them to the Partnership’s Executive Committee (EC) for a final funding decision.
Funding Available: Up to $50,000 ($25,000 for each campus) in combined direct costs is available for one year.
|November 16, 2015:
||Concept papers due (format attached)|
|November 17, 2015:||Concept papers reviewed|
|December 1, 2015:||Investigator match with Co-leader from other campus completed|
|January 11, 2016:||Pilot project proposals due|
|January 28, 2016:||Proposal review by the IAC|
|February 5, 2016:||Written feedback provided to Co-Leaders|
|February 19, 2016:||Revised proposal(s) due|
|February 26, 2016:||Final selection of one pilot project|
|March 7, 2016:||Project start date|
Contacts: Please email the concept papers and pilot project proposals to the Program Managers at each campus:
Program Managers: Sandy Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org and Brian McClendon at email@example.com
Please feel free to contact the PIs if you have any questions.
This pilot research project funding is made available through the support of the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, grant number P20CA174292-04 and the UC Irvine School of Medicine Hubbell Research and Education Fund.
CONCEPT PAPER FORMAT
Tentative Name of Project:
Investigator’s Name and Experience:
Summary of Methods: